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Open Sesame: How to Open CAD Drawings Using Your Smartphone or Tablet
3:53 pm  .   December 17, 2013  .   admin

Whether you’re on-site or off, flexibility is key—being able to access CAD files from your mobile device has clear advantages. Many AutoCAD 360 users store drawing files in centralized locations, which is why AutoCAD 360 is able to open DWG files stored in:

  • Autodesk 360
  • Dropbox
  • Box
  • Egnyte

Check out our How to Open CAD Drawings on a Smartphone or Tablet video to learn more, or follow the step-by-step instructions below to open CAD files from your smartphone or tablet using different cloud storage services.

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If your file is in Autodesk 360

  1. Open AutoCAD 360 and select the DWG file you would like to open

If your file is stored on Dropbox

  1. Open AutoCAD 360 and click on the Sidebar menu
  2. Under the Actions tab, click Connect
  3. Choose Dropbox from the menu and enter the email address and password for your Dropbox account
  4. Click Sign in to connect AutoCAD 360 to your Dropbox account
  5. Your Dropbox folder will automatically be added to the AutoCAD 360 home screen
  6. Click the Dropbox folder and select the DWG file you want to open

If your file is stored on Box

  1. Open AutoCAD 360 and click on the Sidebar menu
  2. Under the Actions tab, click Connect
  3. Click Box from the menu and enter the email address and password for your Box account
  4. Make sure the server address is https://dav.box.com/dav
  5. Click Connect to connect AutoCAD 360 to your Box account
  6. Click the Box folder and select the DWG file you want to open

If your file is stored on Egnyte

  1. Open AutoCAD 360 and click on the Sidebar menu
  2. Under the Actions tab, click Connect
  3. Click Egnyte on the menu and enter the email address and password for your Egnyte account
  4. Make sure the server address is http://mycompany.egnyte.com/webdav
  5. Click Connect to connect AutoCAD 360 to your Egnyte account
  6. Click on the Egnyte folder and select the DWG file you want to open

Opening drawing files has never been so easy, right? Keep your eyes peeled for more tricks and tips on using AutoCAD 360 in the near future! Just visit www.autocad360.com/blog